Independent specialized services

Active Value Advisors assists Boards and their committees in achieving their objectives through improved organisation.

This involves delineating the Board and Management’s decision making areas, establishing a more productive balance between the Board strategic and control-oriented responsibilities, and improving the effectiveness of Board committees and deliberations in response to changing regulatory expectations and competitor practices.

The Board of Directors Practice provides independent specialized services on Corporate Governance and include Board evaluations, Stock Price’s expectations Analysis and Director and Executive Compensation.

For which aim?

These services are intended to respond to a series of different questions, including:

Director compensation

Directors are no longer simply advisors, nor are they just compliance officers. They are resources of the firm and shepherds of shareholder concern.

Today’s demanding governance environment presents them with unique challenges – challenges that require independent, credible and thorough compensation counsel.

Since its founding, Active Value Advisors has acted as trusted advisor to Compensation Committees, providing them with expert guidance and assistance in the execution of their responsibilities – helping them work in the best interests of the organizations they serve, the executives and employees they reward and the shareholders they represent.

Executive compensation

Our Professionals have been acting for more than 20 years as independent, outside counsel to Compensation Committees and their senior management.

We are specialized in developing comprehensive compensation programs tailored to the unique needs of our client.

Our goal is help you aligning total rewards with business strategy to deliver maximum return on compensation investment.

As long-time pioneers in transforming executive compensation into a performance-driven tool for increasing shareholder and economic value, our services include:

Compensation philosophy and guiding principles

Plan documentation and disclosure requirements

Peer group selection and competitive analysis

Short and long-term incentive plan design, both cash and equity-based

Performance measurement selection and calibration

Executive benefits and perquisites, including non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements

Employment contracts, severance agreements and change-in-control arrangements

“Special situation” programs, including retention plans and carried interest plans, etc.

Our services

Director pay

Compensation governance

Our researches & papers for Boards of Directors



Stock option plans



Cda’s role in compensation



Long Term Incentive plans

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